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Between The World And Me

Between The World And Me (Trade Paperback / Paperback, UK ed.)

By Coates, Ta-Nehisi

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In the 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the ratificiation of the Thirteenth Amendment, the story of race and America has remained a brutally simple one, written on flesh: it is the story of the black body, exploited to create the country's foundational wealth, violent...ly segregated to unite a nation after a civil war, and, today, still disproportionately threatened, locked up and killed in the streets. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can America reckon with its fraught racial history? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates' attempt to answer those questions, presented in the form of a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son - and readers - the story of his own awakening to the truth about history and race through a series of revelatory experiences: immersion in nationalist mythology as a child; engagement with history, poetry and love at Howard University; travels to Civil War battlefields and the South Side of Chicago; a journey to France that reorients his sense of the world; and pilgrimages to the homes of mothers whose children's lives have been taken as American plunder. Taken together, these stories map a winding path towards a kind of liberation - a journey from fear and confusion, to a full and honest understanding of the world as it is. Masterfully woven from lyrical personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me offers a powerful new framework for understanding America's history and current crisis, and a transcendent vision for a way forward.
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ISBN 9781925240702
Published AU 16 Jul 2015
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, UK ed.
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ISBN-13 9781925240702
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Published 16 Jul 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, UK ed.
Edition UK ed.
Author(s) By Coates, Ta-Nehisi
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
Cultural Studies
Social & Cultural History
Multicultural Studies
Number of Pages 166
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 305.896073
Weight 212g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress African Americans - Social conditions, African Americans - History, United States - Race relations - History
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade